The Australia Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has issued a nationwide recall of Yamaha youth quad bikes YFM90R 2016 and 2017 models due to possible asbestos in front and rear brake shoes and some spare parts imported.
Importation of asbestos or goods containing asbestos into Australia has been prohibited under the Customs (Prohibited Imports) Regulations 1956 since 31 December 2003.
Exposure to asbestos can result in some serious diseases, but available information indicates that the quad bikes do not pose a measurable health risk through normal use.
Consumers are advised not to perform any maintenance, repairs or modifications on these quad bikes that may contact or disturb the brake shoes.
Owners will be contacted about this recall. Parts are expected to be available for repairs from the end of August 2017. Starting September, owners of the affected vehicles should contact their Yamaha dealer to make an appointment to have the front and rear brake shoes replaced with parts free from asbestos. This will be conducted free of charge.
For more information, call through 1300 593 600 or visit your nearest Yamaha dealer